If you’re looking for a spray tan, look no further than your local Xist Fitness. We’re located in Concord and Arnold, and we’ve got the best spray tans around!
But before you head out the door, there are a few things you should know:
How to prepare for a spray tan.
Spray tanning is a great way to get a natural-looking glow. The process is relatively simple, but preparing for a spray tan ahead of time is very important. You want to make sure you are getting the best results possible and that means doing some prep work beforehand.
Here are our top tips for preparing for a spray tan:
Exfoliate. The first thing you want to do is exfoliate your skin. This will ensure that your spray tan looks even and natural. You can exfoliate with a body scrub or loofah, but make sure you get all the dead skin off your body so it doesn’t block any of the spray tan from going on evenly. For best results, focus on the driest areas — elbows, knees, hands, feet and the backs of your ankles.
Shave ahead of time. Don’t shave, wax or pluck any hair 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you’re planning on shaving after your appointment, make sure you wait until 24 hours have passed before doing so — otherwise, you risk removing some of the color from your body.
Go in all natural. You want to be as natural as possible before getting a spray tan because products can impede the absorption of color on your skin. That means no perfumes, deodorant, makeup, oils or lotions (unless they are specifically formulated for sunless tanning).
Wear loose, dark clothing. You don’t want anything rubbing on your skin after your tan. Wear loose fitting clothing that is dark in color so that it doesn’t transfer onto other garments or surfaces when wet (which is what happens during the actual application). Also, avoid wearing anything with elastic bands around the waist or wrists; these may cause discoloration during application. You’ll want to wear something with a zipper or buttons on the back so that it will be easy for you to take off after your appointment.
Wear nail polish to avoid discolored nails. A manicure sets the stage for your spray tan, but it also protects your nails from getting discolored by tanner. If you don’t want yellow fingers and nails after your spray tan, paint your nails before going in for the tanning session. All nail appointments should be done 24 hours prior to tanning.
How long does a spray tan last?
The short answer is that it depends on the product you use and how you take care of your skin after the tan.
The long answer is that the average time a spray tan will last is anywhere from five to twelve days. The face and hands will last an even shorter amount of time due to more frequent washing. Different products and strategies can help your tan last as long as possible like taking lukewarm showers, patting dry after a shower, and using pH balanced products or products made specifically for tanning.
Maintaining a tan in Missouri doesn’t have to be so hard. Achieve a sunkissed glow at your local Xist Fitness using the best in spray tan technology: Versaspa Spray Tan.
Versaspa Spray Tan is formulated with tanning solutions infused with marine algae and grape seed extract to detoxify, firm, and rejuvenate your skin. All Versaspa Spray Tans are formulated with a new generation of micro-fine mist technology that allows the solution to be applied in a fine mist to ensure an even application that covers every inch of your body. The Versaspa booth has three spray nozzles for an even, full-body bronze glow! You’ll see results within 24 hours, and your tan will last between five and seven days before fading away naturally.
How to make a spray tan last longer.
Your Versaspa Spray Tan will last longer if it is well-maintained. Even though you can sunless tan (spray tan) as often as you want, we recommend utilizing Xist Fitness’s Versaspa Pro UV-Free Spray tanning amenity every nine to twelve days. This nine-to-twelve-day time frame allows you time to enjoy your current tan, exfoliate your skin, and prep your skin for the next Versaspa appointment.
Maintain a proper spray tan care routine with our Versaspa Pro UV-Free Spray Tanning amenity. Maintaining a healthy spray tan skincare routine will help keep an even spray tan looking new. Versaspa has its own at-home products created to enhance and extend your Versaspa Pro UV-Free Spray Tan. Over-the-counter products are not always formulated for proper sunless tanning; they may even block your skin from the tanning application.
Spray Tanning in Missouri
At Xist Fitness, our team is on a mission to help you feel confident in your own skin, and we believe that a good spray tan can be an incredible asset on that journey.
So, if you’re looking for a quality spray tan in the St. Louis area, look no further than Xist Fitness. With a variety of membership plans, flexible hours, and state-of-the-art amenities, Xist is your one-stop shop for all things fitness.